A New Cooking Experience...

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@twoey68 (13662)
United States
September 23, 2010 8:51am CST
Recently Hubby and I have started something new. We’ve been cooking together. Since he has back problems and can’t stand up for long, he sits at the table and does the mixing and cutting. I tend to do the standing stuff like putting things in and out of the oven, getting out supplies and the stovetop cooking. It’s working out really well too. He’s a pretty good cook so I’m learning while we’re going along and I’m getting help with the meals so I’m not always looking for quick and easy things to make. I can take more time and be a little more creative. Do you and your spouse cook together? Is it more help or more hassle? Which of you is the better cook? [b]**AT PEACE WITHIN** ~~STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS~~[/b]
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@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
23 Sep 10
nope hubby never did and daughter and I take turns. And I reallly get tired of cooking we need some new reciepes lolololol
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@snowy22315 (30100)
• United States
23 Sep 10
My boyfriend doesnt cook and I probably wouldn't want him to. He complains about a lot of things, and would probably get exasperated. I would rather do it myself.
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@scififan43 (2440)
• United States
6 Jan 11
my gf does most of the cooking. I will help her sometimes. I can also do some cooking but not much. I am sure she is the better cook than me, my idea of cooking is nukeing someting in the microwave. lol.
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
23 Sep 10
Small kitchen, big people. You get the picture. One of us cooks at a time due to space constraints. It's a lot of work to find spaces to work on and more work to stay out of each other's way. But we did peel and core apples to freeze. We were both in the living room watching tv. We came from 2 different families with different cooking styles. To him, chili has to have rice, to me, it has to have corn bread. He lived in Korea, so veggies should be steamed or stir-fried. My Mom was into steaming veggies, too, but I don't really know how to stir-fry. He's never made biscuits, but he likes them. Now that he's unemployed and I don't seem to be getting work either, we take turns cooking. When I get some work, he definitely cooks. When he fixes things around the house, I cook. I love watching cooking with the Nielies (spelling?). They cook together and they're adorable!
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@kquiming (2999)
• Philippines
23 Sep 10
that's sweet, cooking together.... well i like the idea of cooking together with my (future) spouse, ... :) I'm not married yet...I think this is one of those activities where in you two could really bond..and get to know more about each other and what happened at work during the day...i think it's a good time to talk about things, general stuff, everything actually..talking while cooking. and it's good that your spouse is a good cook, and you're learning a lot from him...it'd be lucky for a wife to marry a good cook for a husband...!
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@dragon54u (31184)
• United States
23 Sep 10
My ex and I tried cooking together but he would always take over my job and refuse to let me do his. He'd add tons of garlic to everything which, in my opinion and our children's, made the dish inedible. However, we did have some good conversations while we were trying to cook together and I think it's a very good thing for couples to do. You and your husband seem to have worked out the details to take advantage of your strong points!
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@KrauseHome (32390)
• United States
24 Aug 12
Great Team work here. I know personally there have been times I have tried helping with the Dinner when I can, but I do have to watch how much I do due to Health as well, but the feeling you get after you've helped and it turns out good makes it all worth while for sure.
@sweety_81 (2129)
• India
21 Jan 11
Yes, I have tried a few things with my hubby. However, I prefer cooking alone and in no one's presence, since I have my own opinion about cooking things - the manner, spices used, the kind of gravy etc.
@AmbiePam (44626)
• United States
15 Oct 10
That's a really good idea - teamwork.
@jillmalitz (5132)
• United States
11 Oct 10
Yes we do. Actually, for the most part he is a better cook than I am. I just wish he would not use salt. But we do work together well and enjoy making meals together. Sometimes it is hard cause our kitchen is very small. But we manage...
@walijo2008 (4649)
• United States
26 Sep 10
Awww..that sounds nice, its good that he's helping you. Sometimes we cook together, he's a good cook, he's taught me how to use different spices and seasonings and not to cook so bland, I'm not scared to spice it up now..lol. At first the only seasonings I knew were salt and pepper..ha. It used to kinda make me mad at first, I'd be cooking something and he'd come in there and ask me what all I put in it, and he'd start grabbing stuff out of the cabinet and adding it to my food, I wanted to tell him get out of my kitchen..lol. Its alright now..he likes to grill outside, so if he gets a idea to grill I let him do it, all I have to do is cleanup. I still think he's the better cook, but I'm not so bad either, I've improved since we've been married.
• Canada
26 Sep 10
We have recently begun to do cooking together, he was never very interested in it before or too tired to help. But he is very ill now and there is much he can no longer do, but he has taken an interest in cooking. So I let him help when he wants and we make meals together. He also does a lot of the peeling and chopping so he can sit and work. The work gets done faster and we both have more time for other things. I enjoy the time we spend doing things together.
@cream97 (29175)
• United States
26 Sep 10
Me and my husband hardly cook together. If anything, he may eat what I have cooked and I will eat what he has cooked too. We both love each others cooking. That is very sweet of you to help your husband with cooking because he has a hard time standing. I hope that you both will enjoy each others company as you share your ideas of cooking together. Have fun!
@lindsiko (358)
• United States
25 Sep 10
That sounds great for the both of you! I tend to work in the kitchen alone because it is easier and I enjoy it more than my husband does. There are times when I ask him to help because I get worn down, but for the most part I go at it alone.
• Australia
25 Sep 10
My hubby & I frequently do this - especially if he is cooking the meat on the bbq, I will do everything else...we weill also do baking & things like that together...one will mix the ingredients while the other grabs what is needed - our 3 year old daughter helps too. We have fun cooking together.
• United States
24 Sep 10
great teamwork and fun... i love to cook but my hubby doesn't :)
@ladym33 (11009)
• United States
24 Sep 10
My husband and I cook together a few times a year. We make an event out of it we usually have a lot of fun doing it and we pretend like we are Food Network Chefs. We get really silly and sometimes even make movies while we are doing it. When we do it we are usually trying something new As for who is the better cook I would say me, but he is a good cook too and used to be a restaurant cook while putting himself through college. I also worked in restuarants as well when I was in college. But I cook every day of my life and he only cooks a few times a year so that is why I say me rather than him, but he is still a really good.
@epicure35 (2822)
• United States
24 Sep 10
What a great discussion! Your idea is wonderful; teamwork always yields a profitable result. What a great example you two are for others who could learn much from your experience. I am a widow, and don't have a cooking partner just now. I love cooking with my granddaughter, but she's not here. It's fun to share in this creative and rewarding activity. And people usually are more interested in eating the meals they, themselves, have created, especially children. You are truly blessed to have this shared experience! And, thanks, also for your message of peace, strength, and belief; I really needed it just now.
@suspenseful (40326)
• Canada
24 Sep 10
I sometimes cooked with my husband, but would have preferred he stayed out of the kitchen. He was always interfering saying "the stock needs more salt." well excuse me he had high chloresteral and he was skinny. No unless I need help in getting a heavy thing down from the top shelf, or the pan does not work, I prefer to cook by myself.
@goldeneagle (6776)
• United States
24 Sep 10
My wife and I tried this, and it didn't really work very well. My wife cooks a lot faster than I do, so she kept saying I was taking too long to do things. We have two very different styles in the kitchen. I like to take my time when I cook, and I hand-cut all the peppers, onions, and other ingredients that I may be using. To me, cooking is a process (an art-form for some people), and all the aromas and flavors should be savored and enjoyed. Watching it all come together is fun, and it is part of the process... My wife, on the other hand, is more the hurry-up type. She wants to get everything done as quickly as possible, and get out of the kitchen. She cooks in a small restaurant all day, so she has to be fast at it. I guess by the time she gets home, she doesn't want to spend any more time cooking than she has to. My wife is better at cooking things than I am. I sometimes have a problem cooking things without burning them. For instance, I can't cook bacon to save my life. LOL I always end up over-cooking it. However, I am usually better at seasoning things (especially meats) than she is, so it works out pretty well. I will do all seasoning and marinating, and she will cook the stuff.